Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - June 27, 1944, Abilene, Texas
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Overall Sales ........ 3,843,731.50
Series E Quota ....... 1,255,000.00
Series E Sales ....... 502,708.25
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CHICAGO STADIUM, June 27.—(AP)—Rep. Joseph W. Martin of Massachusetts, permanent chairman of the Republican convention, declared today the “day of reckoning is at hand” for the Democratic party, as delegates cheered Gov. ^arl Warren of California, the keynoter, and pushed toward * decision of vice presidential choice.
In Albany, Gov. Thomas E. Dewey of New York, assured of Jhe presidential nomination, was reported making preparations to come hero on short notice—possibly by tomor-#>w— to accept. Many more than the
CHICAGO STADIUM, lune VI (UP)—Gov. John W. Bricker^ name win be presented to the Republican National con vention as Ohio’s "favorite son"
^ for the presidential nomination Immediately after Gov. Thomas E. Dewey’s name is offered.
Arizona will yield to Ohio on the roll call tomorrow in order that Brlcker’s name will be fiiv-A en to the convention after \h-hama yields to Nebraska which will present Dewey’s name.
i Foreign Plank Is Main Issue
votes required to nominate already were his.
In a speech released before Martin was able to break into a crowded program to deliver it, the minority leader of the house of representatives said the New Deal Is doomed.
"People are tired of bungling and fumbling, waste and extra-* vagance, arrogance and bureaucratic dictatorship.
"This election, curiously, is not merely a fight to put thr Republicans into office but by a strange twist of fate, it is also % a fight to emancipate the Democrats.”
Almost at the hour of Martin's speech before sweltering thousands in the hall, the platform-drafting resolutions com-m mittec announced downtown
^appro\al of a foreign policy plank which retains the pledge assailed by Wendell L, VVillkie and 15 Republican governors, to enforce future world security by an international organization $ employing "peace forces.”
Plans were made to present the platform to the convention late today.
Winkles statement of criticism, released in New York last, night paused a stir when word reached the
See G. O. P.. Pg. 7. Col. 3
By JACK BELL
CHICAGO, June 27.—)AV-The Republican platform committee approved today a foreign policy plank retaining the pledge, criticised by Wendell Willkie and others, to enforce future world security by an international organization employing “peace forces.”
It rejected protests Willkie and 15 Republican governors that this language was not sufficiently plain.
Tho platform group inserted a promise thai the party would bend all efforts to bring home members of the armed force at the earliest possible time after the cessation of hostilities. Committee officials releasing only a portion of the platform immedi-: ately, said it would be laid before convention during the afternoon They hoped to complete the draft
during the day.
A light on the foreign plank might be carried to the floor by I some of the governors who asked , for more specific pledges.
Willkie. the 1040 presidential nominee, tossed a grenade at this language with the assertion that it might mean no international organization at all But despite the implied threat of a Willkie bolt, the platform makes only passing attention to the New Yorker's demands today, despite the stir created on the convention floor last night when word of his action spread among party leaders.
They concentrated on pleasing the governors, who insisted they are not “insurgents” hilt merely want to be consulted before the platform reaches the convention floor.
Senator Arthur Vandenberg
TEXANS BRING THEIR FLAG—Proud Texans, in Chicago for the GOC Drought their own state flag. Here the delegates display it after their arrival. (NEA Tell-
Warren Hits GOP Keynote
CHICAGO STADIUM, June 27-, UP) —Gov. Earl Warren of California, who likely, will be the Republican vice presidential nominee, last night keynoted his party s national convention by calling for election of Republicans in November “to get our boys home again” and to assure through international cooperation that they need never fight again.
That was the theme of Warren’s address before a cheering audience of 1057 delegates, their alternates and thousands of spectators. The Republicans, Warren declared, “mean business” and their program embraces the desires of the American people as a whole.
The newspapers and programs which had been fashioned into fans in an effort to alleviate the discomfort in the huge humid stadium, still holding the heat of Chicago's hottest day of the year, were almost stilled as Warren spoke.
But the audience stomped ami whistled when he shouted:
In Washington, where the bureaucrats live, there is still a Democrat in the White House. But out where the people live, the country is predominantly Republican.”
They gave vent to (hrir biggest demonstration when Warren declared:
"For ll long year we have been in the middle of the I stream. We are not amphibious.
1 We want to get across.”
j Warren said the GOP did not
propose to deny that progress has been made in the 12 years of the I Roosevelt administration. Whatever the source of the progress, he added, the Republicans will acknowledge it “if it is good;” will build on it “if it
is sound” and will make use of it
as they go forward from here “if it is forward looking."
Furthermore, he continued, the party does not intend to make an issue of every administration mistake because “we are less concerned with these past errors than the direction in which for the future we are going.”
But he did charge the New Deal with following a course which is “leading us away from representative government,' destroying the two-party system. perpetuating itself in power and creating an “arrogant, power-intoxicated bureaucracy ’ whose rule has seen the constitution short-circuited.
Warren did not mention President Roosevelt by name, but suggestion that the president is
See PLATFORM, Pg. 7, Col. 2
British Again lake Chiusi, 5th Advances
Bv ROLAND NORGAARD
ROME. June 27.—(AP)— Eighth Army troops have again driven the enemy front the bitterly-contested ruins of Chiusi, while the Fifth Arms advancing along Italy’s west coast, has reached a point ten miles beyond Piombino in a stab toward Livorno and Pisa, Allied headquarters announced today.
The Eighth army, after retaking Chiusi, nine miles southwest of Lake Trasimeno, the area where the Germans have been putting up their most vigorous delaying action, slugged on several miles to the
Seven miles to the northeast of the Eighth army drove into the outskirts of Castiglicme Del Lago, on the west shore of Lake Trasimeno, occupying the village of Vitellino, taking 200 prisoners and inflicting heavy casualties.
Limited advances have been made in the vicinity of Perugia, east of the lake.
lierce fighting is in progress astride Highway 71, which leads to Siena, about 30 airline miles south of Florence, the communique said, Last reports had American and French troops battling up that road less than 15 miles from Siena.
The Mediterranean Army Air force announced that at least 55 enemy planes were destroyed yesterday in giant air battles over the Vienna area, when the enemy sent the largest fighter force encountered in recent weeks into the skies against 750 American Fortresses Liberators and their escort.
The Allies lost a total of 44 planes, including 36 heavy bombers.
Last night RAF Hahfaxes, Liberators and Wellingtons poured two-ton block busters on the Aquila oil refinery at Trieste, causing fires and explosions which left much of the plant in ruins.
It was disclosed officially that the First Armored division, veterans of the Tunisian campaign, was participating in Lt. Gen. Mark W. Clarks Fifth army thrust toward Siena.
The Fifth army command announced that the First Armored division alone in three days, June 22-24. captured or destroyed 17 Mark IV tanks, five other tanks, 23 motor vehicles, 26 anti-tank guns. 12 field guns, killed an estimated 300 of the enemy and wounded at least 800.
SUPREME HEADQUARTERS, Allied Expeditionary Force, June 27.— 'AP' —British troops in a major attack have struck within three miles of Caen, German bastion in eastern Normandy, a field dispatch said today as Americans mopped up in conquered Cherbourg and supreme headquarters estimated Nail casualties since D-Day at not less than 70,OOO,” including 32,000 prisoners.”
Even as Allied experts were rushed in to make Cherbourg a huge invasion funnel of men and supplies, Gen. Sir Bernard L. Montgomery struck powerfully on a front six
RUSSIANS DRIVE ON—Having captured Vitebsk, (he Russian armies
today were pushing on toward four German defense bastions. They rap- ,
!■“? 0hri' uiMr ™T!i .'ToR. tUi MnlV to seven miles wide east and southeast of TillySur-Seulle,
»h mii.1 north.ut rf Movilwr. ami Briwiha. 12 mil.' '"uthwrsl of Bob- toppling three more towns, and front reports said advanced
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ruisk Orsha is 60 miles south of Vitebsk. Polotsk 60 miles northwest, Mogilev OO miles south and Brobuisk 70 miles southwest of Mogilev. The thrusts converge upon Minsk, with a Warsaw-Berlin drive expected (broken arrow ). NEW TELEMAP.
elements reached within three miles of Caen on the west.
Caen—120 miles from Paris—was being sevagcly defended, . -
The American Seventh corps under Maj. Gen. Joseph Lu Collins—comprising the 9th, Fourth and Ninth divisions— captured Cherbourg, it was disclosed. Thousands of prisoner’ were being rounded up today, and 9,000 were taken Monday including Lt.-Gen. Carl Wilhelm Von Schliebcn, Nazi gar* rison commander, and Rear Admiral Hcnnccke, sea defense
commander of Normandy. .
Huge amounts of ammunition and booty fell lo tne doughboys. Final nests of resistance were being cleaned
out today. ., .. .
Fighting through muddy, shell-torn poppy fields. Montgomery’s Tommies drove toward Caen, and fought this af-1 ternoon near the road running from Caen southwest across the base of the Normandy peninsula. They were within two Bv EDDY GILMORE miles of the river Odon, below this highway and paralleling
MOSCOW June *27.—-<AP)—Under one of the most tor* it, and „ne front dispatch said a British patrol had cut tho
rifir air assaults of the war, Germany’s White Russian for- railway above the road during the mg it.____
a oil fm-mrri bv the Orsha Mogilev and Bobruisk bulge in the battle for Ccrbourg the , ward wall forme ib , entire salient of enemy ha* lost -he greater pin of | Vljinmunique • I
appeared to be collapsing today, with four infantry division*, numerous
more than IOO miles in immediate danger. I naval nod marine units, and line of
Red air fleets from four fronts were ceaselessly attaekmR enrm> re- communicatton troops,” Supreme
serves, tank formations and forward positions and hitting at iridg headquarters declared.
Russians Roil Toward Poland
See W ARREN Fg. 5, Cot. 2
Lawn to Stage War Bond Rally Tonight
Three more county Fifth War Loan bond rallies are slated for I Major David Evans, Camp Barkery special service officers.
Tonight the major, accompanied by camp musicians, will appear at Lawn in a rally scheduled for 8 p rn. Jim Shelton, who with Elmo Cook and Tom K. Eplen serves on the county steering committee, will be in charge of the meeting tonight. A public barbeque will follow the bond selling.
Sales sessions are set at Bradshaw Wednesday night and at Ovalo Friday night.
communications behind the enemy's tottering lines.
On the ground, four powerful Red armies advancing along a 2,0-mile front began converging on the Minsk gateway to Warsaw and Hit-
' The Germans were fighting savagely to hold the great bulge but
it appeared to hopeless task. .
Despite this stubborn resistance, the Red Army was closing i rapidly on the three bulge cities. Units were already In the «uts^rt" and outlying sectors of both Orsha and Mogilev, battering at a deep system of trenches and concrete fortifications.
( A CBS broadcast from Moscow said that Oral*. next JJj®* ni>)0 * ant city south of fallen Vitebsk, was already surrounded with all
of psc a dp cut off to the Germans.) ii- u
The great air role is being directed by Col. Gen ^himn, who* planes figured prominently in the capture of Sevastopol, o.- • fey Krulkin, brilliant. 33-year-old commander, Col.-Gen. Sergei I. Rurt-
enk°Stormovik planes were blasting the enemy’s armored divisions incessantly. .shooting up trenches and blockhouses in continuous sweeps over Orsha and Mogilev. _______
JOUR GERMAN WAR PRISONERS ESCAPE FROM CAMP BARCLEY
Four German war prisoners escaped from Camp Barkeley Mi aday night by crawling through the fence enclosing the stockade. Agent Pa Dorris of the Federal Bureau of Investigation was notified this morning by camp authorities.
The men are thought to have made their escape about midnight Their disappearance was discovered at 7:30 Tuesday morning.
The escapees are: ’
Alfred Kudhnle, 25, 5 feet, 9
inches tall, weight 163, blue eyes, fair complexion, light brown hair, sear on left cheek, in German an force.
I Peter Rick, 5 feet 7 inches tall, weight 142. blue eyes, fair complex- ( ^ ^
brown hair, speaks slight Eng ^ ^
bsh, was in airforce._
To Observe July 4
july 4 will be observed as a complete holiday by the Abilene post office, Postmaster O. A. Mal said today. No win' dow service will be available and no deliveries will be made. Mail service with othrr towns will continue as usual and incoming mall will be in lock boxes.
.kbel Heinz Schmidt, 19, 5 lect 6 inches tall, weight 140, blue eves, fair complexion, blond hair, formerly In Navy.
Herbert Stankewitz, 20, 5 feet 8 Inches tall, weight 166, blue eyes, fair complexion, light brown hair, formerly paratrooper.
Doris was informed of the escape at 11:50 this morning and immediately notified the Dallas FBI office ic r state and nation-wide spread of the alarm.
This latest break from the Barke-I ley prisoner of war camp brings to i 18 the total of Germans who have made good attempts to gain free-i dom. The firs' was a single prisoner 1 who .slipped aw.iy while on work de-the escape engineered ho tunneled their way
The doughboys captured Lt.-Gen. Earl Wilhelm Von Schlie hen. Nazi garrison commander, and Rear Admiral Henneckr.
IM defense commander of
Salvage experts rushed in order to make the great docks and harbor a tremendous funnel of men and supplies for the battles to liberate Europe. I See page II. But already Gen. Sir Bernard L. Montgomery was Paneling out on, the eastern flank, with British troops driving east and southeast of Tilly-Sur-Seulle.s Field dispatches said forward elements were less than three miles due west of the stronghold of Caen, and within a mile of the main road running southwest from Cacti across the base of the Normandy peninsula The three additional towns raptured were La La Gaulle,
( helix and St. Manchu, in a stretch running five miles east of Tilly.
Warship guns supported this push, battling against the most violent kind of opposition in the sector where the German command had concentrated four armored divisions.
Supreme headquarters declined
“Cherbourg was liberated by lied troops last night."
Thus after five ria vs of furious fighting Lt. Gen. Omar N. Bradley's forces had won for the Allies France's third most important
See INVASION, Pg. 7, Col. I
Ll. S. Bombers Hit Balkans, Poland
By AUSTIN BEALMEAR
LONDON, June 27 —(A’r—Up to 500 American heavy bombers attacked Budapest and Yugoslav railroads at Brod todav and U. S. strategic air forces In Russia announced the bombardment of a synthetic oil plant Monday at Deohobycz in Poland.
Prom yet a third direction, British Halifax bombers from England attacked a military installation in northern France. Dense clouds and near gales over the channnel, however, limited air blows from Bi Ham although Mosquitos by night bombed Gottingen in northwest German’.’ and Nazi troops encamped south of ! Caen in Normany.
The American heavies from Italy
Supreme ,o fought through screens of Nazi
the fall of Cherbourg ends the fighter* and destroyed an unspeci-second phase in the campaign of nuJnj)er [n reaching the over-ltberation’’—defeating the mime- (as^ Hungarian capital and Brod, diate German tactical reserves and -parget5 al Budapest were not obtaining a harbor for larger op- nameri and t^e clouds obscured re-
erations. suits. The Brod yards were well cov-
There w’ere indications that, pred Montgomery already had begun the third phase, that of engaging the full strength of the German army
and defeating its strategic rescues, i weather prevailed and
Todays Allled su crews reported *ood bombing reissued about four hours af sullg on the target,” approximately
preme headquarters nan given int -
official word of the capture j •*
by 12 men out, and last week another individual crawled through the fence.
The planes flying from the Russian shuttle bases were convoyed by U 8. Mustangs and Russian Yaks.
miles west of the west-bound - u (hp terse an-1 Russian front, U. S. strategic air
of Cherbourg Cherbourg 1 force headquarters in Russia an-
nouncement- lush - Cherbourg ^ ^ ^ appar.
"short time Utter came this special ei.tly returned lo Russian barfs.
TOP QUOTA PASSED
Series E Offensive Opens
With the overall Fifth War Loan I C. M. Caldwell, Howard McMahon, j ranged. quota accounted for, Abilene bust- h. M. Harrison, C. W. Gill. Will
Minter, T. J. McCarty, W. J. Ful-
DEPARTMENT or (OMBERG VV I A I III K Bl Kl VI
abilene and vicinity ^trv cloudy this afternoon, tonight and wee
^Minimum temperature last 24 houri,
Another addition to the employes' extra-bond-quota list is the wiler, O. P. Beebe, R. M. Fieldw L. b. Kennedy Grain company. It
was incorrectly reported in Mon-
ness men and civic leaders wore out Tuesday morning selling $1,000 scries E bonds for the Thursday
noon luncheon at the Abilene Air and V E. Be lien . : ‘paper that the quota for Fred
Base when motion picture stats 'Hie luncheon s - Hughes Motor company was $100.
and Air Force heroes will be guests. p m Thursday in the base officers
The luncheon is being staged in j-——
an effort to cut out the slack rn To<Uy,# bond speakpr.
r>n?im a' x vie npuv IOU ro\VFNTION-*Gov. Dwight Green, of Illinois, gives the welcoming address from the KEPI BLIC /limer background) June 26, as the first session of the 1914 Republican national convention is held.
temperature last 12 houri,
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Tup Mon Mon-Sun Hour P M - I- 9Z 93 78— 2— 04 95 a— 95 96
4- 95 97
5— 95 97 «— (15 95 7— 94 94 H— 90 90 9— »5 117
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11— H'i K.1
12— HO 82
Sunrise this morning filmset toniaht .......
series E sales and meet the quota before the drive ends Juh 12. Sales of Es to date are $502,708.25 on a $1,255,000 quota.
Iwrnty men met Monday and were issued five tickets a piece to be sold tor 51.0UU. Wally Akin, sponsor of the air base attraction, reported that people were not willing to hu> one $1,000 bond—they wanted two. Bv midmorning Tuesday he had sold 12 tlckcls.
1 others selling tickets are WHI Wa t:-'‘ii. Walter Jarrell, Homer i Stott, Wilmer tuns, Roland Jones,
7:4.5 a.m.—The Rev. Willis F. Gerhart.
11:30 a.m.—Dean W. B, McDaniel.
7:45 p.m.—Lt. Adcle E. Miles.
club and the purchasers’ tickets will be their admission through the gate.
Men who are selling the tickets must turn in reports by late Wednesday In order that plates to accommodate purchases may be ar-
The true amount is $960
Reports from surrounding counties are good. Rotan cai tied Fisher county o\er the top Monday bv raising $154,249 at a rally held rn the local ball park with approximately 4,000 persons present. Quota is $153,000.
Bv noon Monday approximately $350,000 of the Fifth war loan quota had been purchased in Jones county.
The Abilene Army Air base show wound up a successful bond tour of We st Texas Monday night rn Sweetwater where they brought Nolan county $325,000 nearer its Filth War loan quota of $880,00.